Policy Manager – Job Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

USITO Policy Team members are responsible for crafting and implementing policy advocacy strategy on behalf of USITO members and the U.S. information communications technology (ICT) sector in China.  The Policy Team cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with counterparts in the PRC and US governments, as well as in think tanks, academic institutions, and relevant trade associations.  Policy Team members write and publish extensively on developments in China’s ICT policy environment, facilitate and support working groups with member companies, and serve as a general resource for USITO members.

 

KEY DUTIES

Policy Advocacy and Liaison. The USITO Policy Manager (Director) implements USITO’s policy advocacy agenda, and effectively advocates on behalf of the broad USITO membership to relevant government authorities and related agencies and interlocutors.  The Policy Manager (Director) provides insights and thought leadership on emerging policy issues and designs proactive strategies for engagement and influence.

Partnering and Positioning. The USITO Policy Manager (Director) ensures the effective partnering and positioning of USITO with key government-affiliated industry associations, standards bodies, think tanks, academic institutions and research institutes.  The Policy Team also partners with other like-minded foreign (non-China) institutions, and works to strengthen the leadership position of USITO in areas of policy and advocacy for the U.S. ICT industry.

Research and Communications (and other Member Services). Through extensive publication of briefings, white papers and policy updates, the Policy Manager (Director) aims to make USITO the "Gold Standard" on Chinese policy issues affecting the U.S. ICT industry in the eyes of the global business community, government agencies and USITO members.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Keen interest in trade policy and technology.
  • Rock-solid integrity and the ability to build and maintain trusted relationships.
  • Extensive experience in the ICT industry, or in related public policy, research or consulting.
  • Solid understanding of the structure and business markets of the U.S. ICT industry.
  • Extensive experience in constructive engagement with the Chinese and U.S. governments on issues affecting the bilateral economic relationship.
  • Superior communication skills in Chinese and English; strong writing skills.
  • Ability to work well in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Track record of contributing to and leading teams, and of fostering cross-organizational alliances.

 

Qualified candidates should send a resume to joanna.mao@usito.org.